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Chillagite

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About ChillagiteHide

Formula:
Pb[(Mo,W)O4]
Name:
Named for type locality
A variety of Wulfenite

Tungsten-rich variety of wulfenite (compare also Stolzite-Wulfenite Series). It was proposed as a new mineral, but is considered a structural variant of wulfenite (unlike wulfenite, it crystallises in space group I4 due to W-Mo ordering; Jury et al., 2001). However, the ordering has been convincingly questioned later on.

Originally described from Christmas Gift Mine, Chillagoe, Chillagoe-Herberton District, Queensland, Australia.


Classification of ChillagiteHide

Discredited

Chemical Properties of ChillagiteHide

Formula:
Pb[(Mo,W)O4]

Synonyms of ChillagiteHide

Other Language Names for ChillagiteHide

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Smithsonite3 photos of Chillagite associated with Smithsonite on mindat.org.
Baryte2 photos of Chillagite associated with Baryte on mindat.org.
Fluorite2 photos of Chillagite associated with Fluorite on mindat.org.
Galena2 photos of Chillagite associated with Galena on mindat.org.
Tennantite2 photos of Chillagite associated with Tennantite on mindat.org.
Mimetite1 photo of Chillagite associated with Mimetite on mindat.org.
Cerussite1 photo of Chillagite associated with Cerussite on mindat.org.

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

References for ChillagiteHide

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Ullman, A.T.(1912): "A new mineral", Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales: 46: 186.
Smith, C.D. and Cotton, L.A. (1912), "Some crystal measurements of chillagite", Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 46, 207-219.
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York, 7th edition, revised and enlarged, 1124 pp.: 1081, 1084, 1085.
Jury, C.M., P. Leverett, P.A. Williams, I.R. Plimer and D.E. Hibbs (2001), "Mineralogical note: The Status of "Chillagite", Australian Journal of Mineralogy 7, 39.
Crane, M., R.L. Frost, P.A. Williams and J.T. Klopprogge (2002), "Raman spectroscopy of the molybdate minerals chillagite (tungstenian wulfenite-I4), stolzite, scheelite, wolframite and wulfenite", Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 33, 62-66.

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Localities for ChillagiteHide

ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Australia
 
  • Queensland
    • Mareeba Shire
      • Almaden
Ullman, A.T. (1912):"A new mineral", Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 46, 186; Smith, C.D. & Cotton, L.A. (1912): "Some crystal measurements of chillagite", Journal & Proceedingsof the Royal Society of NSW, 46, 207-219.
      • Chillagoe
Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, #7, Volume II: 1084. Ullman, A.T. (1912):"A new mineral", Journal & Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 46, 186; Smith, C.D. & Cotton, L.A. (1912): "Some crystal measurements of chillagite", Journal & Proceedingsof the Royal Society of NSW, 46, 207-219.
      • Chillagoe district
Namibia
 
  • Oshikoto Region (Otjikoto Region)
www.tsumeb.com/tsumeb/index.shtml
Gebhard, G. (1999): Tsumeb II. A Unique Mineral Locality. GG Publishing, Grossenseifen, Germany
Spain
 
  • Catalonia
    • Barcelona
      • Vallès Occidental
        • Montcada i Reixac
Carles Milan
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